China envisions moon base after far-side success

On January 2nd, China became the first country to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s far side (not the dark side) when its Chang’e-4 probe gently touched down the surface. Now, China’s space agency has released footage of the landing. The short video shows the robotic lander flying over the surface of the moon before abruptly tilting to descend (hovering at one point), before safely touching down in its new home, the Von Kármán crater. There, the lander released a rover, Yutu-2, which will explore the area around the lander. The Chang’e-4 probe is China National Space Administration part of a series of missions designed to explore the surface of the moon, which started in 2007 with the Chang’e-1 orbiter, and was followed in 2010 by the... Continue reading…

China envisions moon base after far-side success

China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, weeks after landing a rover ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Phys.org

China's Chang'e 4 Moon Mission Faces Its First Big Freeze on Lunar Far Side

China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover are now getting cold-soaked, as darkness falls on their touchdown site on the far side of the moon.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from SPACE.com

China Details Future Moon Plans, Including Polar Research Station

China's bold moon-exploration plans don't stop with the pioneering Chang'e 4 mission, which made the first-ever soft landing on the lunar far side on Jan. 2.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from SPACE.com

China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side landing

China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said Monday.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

China exchanged data with NASA for its historic Moon landing

China exchanged data with NASA for its recent historic mission to land a probe on the far side of the Moon, officials said Monday.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from FOXNews

Watch China Land on the Moon's Far Side in This Awesome Video!

A spectacular new video gives a lander's-eye view of the first-ever touchdown on the moon's mysterious far side.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Livescience

Watch China’s rover drive around on the dark side of the moon

It’s no Wall-e, but it’s a start. China’s national space agency made history on January 2 by landing its Chang’e-4 probe on the far side of the moon. ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Fastcompany Tech

China plans research base on moon after success of its far-side mission

It will explore possibility of using 3D printing technology to build facilities

Mon 14 Jan 19 from The Hindu

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